In order to determine the objectives, functioning and duties of the Agriculture and Forestry Council, which will be held in order to contribute to the determination of the short, medium and long term strategies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Council Regulation was published in the Official Gazette No. 30777 on 17.05.2019 and entered into force.
Accordingly, The Third Agrıculture And Forest Councilintroductory meeting of the Agriculture and Forestry Council was held on 17 July 2019 at the General Directorate of Forestry with 1,200 participants. Cattle Breeders’ Association of Turkey President Kamil ÖZCAN, Vice President Yunus BAYDAR, Accountant Member Mehmet ALDEMİR, Board Members Hacı SELVİ, Serhat VAYISOĞLU, Hasan Hüseyin ÖZDEMİR, Tuncay AYTIN, Supervisory Board Member Hasan Ahmed KIRLIOĞLU, Mehmet Sedat Güngor, Secretary General İbrahim KARAKOYUNLU, Technical Affairs Branch Director Onur YİĞİT, Provincial Association Presidents and Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Directors participated.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Bekir PAKDEMİRLİ summed up the purpose of The Third Agrıculture And Forest Council which is targeted to be Turkey’s most widely attended industry consultative platform as“To increase the production of agricultural and forest products in Turkey, a reliable food supply, the sustainability of our natural resources, welfare of farmers and conduct studies and develop strategies to ensure the planned production”
THE ROADMAP OF THE NEXT 25 YEARS WILL BE DETERMINED WITH THE COUNCİL
Pakdemirli Stating that the third held Agriculture, Forestry Council meetings which the last held 15 years ago for the first time, it sets out to create a platform where all of Turkey to have a say, mentioned, “We will listen, discuss, consult in the next 3 months. We will bring together all our knowledge. We will see our current situation with the minus. All the ideas, from the simplest to the most detailed projects, will be classified, evaluated by 21 working groups and will form the agenda of the council. Our target is to create a new roadmap that will encompass the next 25 years. “
It is aimed to improve the production of plant, animal and aquatic products, food production, ensuring security and reliability, rural development, conservation of soil, water resources and biodiversity, sustainable use of these resources, organizing and raising awareness of farmers, planning agricultural and animal production, managing agricultural supports effectively, regulating agricultural markets, forest and pasture management, create strategies for the protection of nature with Agriculture and Forestry Council.